Police praise crowd behaviour during the GC600

Police are on the lookout for any rowdy racegoers on the final day of the Gold Coast 600 on Sunday.

So far the head of the Gold Coast Police Major Events Unit says crowds have been well-behaved during the day and also at the entertainment precinct each evening.

Inspector Bruce Kuhn says they spent a lot of time planning for this event.  He said they have seen larger than expected crowds in the city.


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“We’re just hoping that the message of coming to the Gold Coast to play up is long gone,” Inspector Kuhn said.

He says they did a lot of planning in the lead-up will come together tonight, and we believe we’ve got all bases covered.

But are warning they’re prepared for anyone “playing up”.

Inspector Kuhn said they have made “limited arrests compared to other years so we congratulate the community on the behaviour that they’re showing us this year”.

“We’re more than happy if we don’t have to arrest anyone, we’re just here to make sure everyone gets home safely.

While police won’t release arrest numbers until after the event Inspector Kuhn said he’s not surprised there’s been so few incidents.

Before the GC600 kicked off the Police Service made it clear it would focus on drugs after an overdose victim from Victoria died on the Gold Coast.

As a result, Drug Detection dogs roamed the Surfers precinct as they do every year.